Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey, Jul 2004

According to the firms surveyed for the Philadelphia Fed's Business Outlook Survey, July 2004, expansion in the region's manufacturing sector continues. This month the manufacturers were asked about increases in wages made to attract or retain workers.

Activity in the region's manufacturing sector continued to improve, according to firms surveyed for this month's Business Outlook Survey. The survey's broad indicators of activity increased from their readings in June, and firms reported increas